12 days Rwanda – Uganda Safari

Planing for Self drive trip to Rwanda & Uganda in Rented Car to enjoy a pre booked tour to Gorillas, Select 12 days Rwanda – Uganda Safari takes you to the volcanoes national park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which habits the families of mountain gorillas; the parks have more than 600 species of mountain gorillas which are for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda and after being filled with these unforgettable experiences visit the African wildlife experiences!

Trip Overview

Day 1: Kigali-Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking

Day 4: Hike-Dian Fossey Center

Day 5: Transfer-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking-Bwindi

Day 7: Transfer- Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 9: Game Drive-Boat Cruise

Day 10: Kyambura Gorge walk-Kibale Forest National Park

Day 11: Chimpanzee Trekking-Bigodi Walk

Day 12:  Departure-Entebbe Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali-Volcanoes Gorilla Park

After breakfast, meet Self drive Uganda guide to hand over the fleet to start the journey of road tripping in Rwanda, and thereafter transfer to volcanoes national park with en-route stopover at some of Rwanda genocide memorial sites and lunch en-route. After drive to lodge for dinner and overnight at Lebombou Gorilla Lodge/Laplame Hotel/Muhabura Guest House.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Safari

Gorilla Safaris UgandaHave breakfast, after head to the park headquarters for briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park. Thereafter enter into the jungle to search for the shy primates in their mist. It is whole or half day adventurous activity depending on the movement of the gorillas, when meet them it is one hour allowed staying with the primates for the clients to enjoy those playing, take unforgettable photographs. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking

On this day after breakfast you will go to the Rwanda Gorilla office headquarters and get the briefing from the guides, and then it’s off on to your adventure to meet the Golden Monkeys in Parc National Des Volcans. Your guide from the park will take you through thick vegetation on a 1-7 hour trail, when you finally meet the golden monkeys, you will spend one hour with them. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Day 4: Hike-Dian Fossey Center

After breakfast prepare as yesterday and then trek to the Dian Fossey grave and experience the conservation work that she geared to save the mountain gorillas in the mist and after being filled with this experience return to the lodge. If we have more time visit the Rwanda cultural sites like the Iby’Iwacu cultural center. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, embark the safari truck and transfer to Uganda via Cyanika border and transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park and overnight at Lake Mutanda Resort/Buhoma Rest Cottages/Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 6: Uganda Gorilla Tracking

Briefing by park ranger guides. Later with picnic lunch, start 30 minutes- 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the area where the gorillas were the previous day. After a full hour with the gorillas.  Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –  Lake Bunyonyi

Have breakfast, and after embark the safari vehicle and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and then relax at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi staying at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Cottages.

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Take breakfast and set off to Queen Elizabeth Park. The journey takes you through beautiful rolling hills and the Ishasha sector for -Tree-climbing-Lions in the south of Queen Elizabeth. Have lunch at Mweya safari lodge. Proceed to Mweya peninsula and then with time go to Kasenyi for an evening game drive to spot wildlife species. You will also see herds of elephants and buffaloes drinking water on the channel. The boat provides a clear platform for photographing. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge.

Day 9: Game Drive-Boat Cruise

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks to spot various wildlife species like the African big five (Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards) and other animals, in the Queens’s mile in the park and also enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. Return to lodge and relax as you wait for your African cuisine dinner and overnight as above.

Day 10: Kyambura Gorge walk-Kibale Forest National Park

Have early breakfast and drive to Kyambura Gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive wild chimpanzees, one of man’s closest relations. Kyambura Gorge harbours the only family of habituated chimpanzees in Africa. Lunch, after transfer to Kibale Forest National Park with the fabled view of Mountain of the moon, dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 11: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk

Early morning after breakfast drive to Kanyanchu, Kibale Park Headquarters, before 8.00 am for chimpanzee trekking. Kibale forest harbours other primates including the Red-tailed and grey-cheeked Mangabeys, phoestes, Blue and Red-Columbus’s in addition to chimps, never the less the many beautiful birds species, butterflies plus many small insects as well. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site given its astounding flora and fauna will be a time worth adventure too. Dinner and overnight as above

Day 12:  Departure-Kampala

After breakfast, embark our safari vehicle and drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route and stop to some cultural markets to buy souvenir’s to take home and then transfer to Entebbe airport, End of service.

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